The island of Flores or flowers is the most western point of the Azores and of Europe. This lovely island is divided into two municipalities (concelho), Santa Cruz das Flores in the north, with 1820 inhabitants, and Lajes das Flores in the south.
Flores is said to be one of the most beautiful of the Azores Islands due to its geographical form, its deep valleys and high peeks. In summer time, the island is covered by thousands of hydrangeas, which have large blue or pink flowers.
Morro Alto is the highest peak of the island, reaching an altitude of 914 meters. There are several extinct volcanoes; Caldeira Funda das Lajes last erupted in 1200 BC, and Caldeira Comprida in 950 BC.